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17 March 2016 10:38

Estonia conducts rapid response readiness exercise

Estonia conducts rapid response readiness exercise Estonia conducts rapid response readiness exercise

A rapid response readiness exercise is currently underway in Estonia. The snap exercise involving the whole Estonian Defence Forces peacetime structure, including 1st and 2nd Infantry Brigade, is aimed to train the readiness to respond to any potential threats.

“With this exercise we want to assure Estonian people that Defence Forces works and people living in Estonia can feel safe here,” Deputy Commander Estonian Defence Forces, Brigadier General Artur Tiganik said. According to Tiganik, there is no imminent threat to Estonia´s security now.

Early in the morning the Commander of Estonian Defence Forces initiated an exercise to train the response to potential enemy activities. The exercise scenario is not aimed at any specific country and is purely defensive in nature.

The exercise is also to test the Defence Forces´ assembly and logistics capabilities, as well as to train information gathering and staff procedures.

Headquarters of the Estonian Defence Forces, 717 1900, mil[at], Juhkentali 58, EE15007, Tallinn, Estonia.

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